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Pierre Players Theatre

Pierre Players Community Theatre enriches, educates and entertains central South Dakota by engaging volunteers and audience members in the process and product of quality theater. Pierre Players is a place for everyone. We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable space where everyone who walks through the theater doors—patrons, artists, volunteers and vendors—feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education or ability. As a community theater, Pierre Players seeks to inspire its community through promoting diverse stories, artists and ideals.


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Upcoming Production: Jake's Women poster

Upcoming Production: Jake's Women

April 28-30 and May 4-6, 2023

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Performance dates are April 28-30 and May 4-6, 2023.

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Outside the Box: Love, Loss, and What I Wore

March 24, 2023

Experience Pierre Players Community Theatre's new venture, Outside the Box! Outside the Box is a new series for PPCT to perform scripts not chosen for the main stage, gauge audience feedback on new scripts or those by local playwrights, give more people an opportunity to be involved in our community theater, and broaden our reach into the community. Performances will be done readers theater style and open to the public to attend, with a free-will offering requested to help cover costs. The first performance will be "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" by Delia & Nora Ephron on Friday, March 24, 2023, at St. Charles Lounge. Come at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a drink and mingle. The show will start at 8 p.m. "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.

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Upcoming Auditions: Inconsequential Dreams

How do you know when you're happy, and can an accountant help? When Ava, a former therapist turned stay-at-home mom, and Paul, an accountant, begin discussing their lives and shared hobby, it starts to raise the suspicions of Ava's husband, Sam, and her best friend, Lisa. Paul's unexpected influence on Ava takes some surprising turns, but it may not be all that bad. Auditions for "Inconsequential Dreams" will be held Monday, July 17, 2023, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for two males and two females. Show dates are Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 21-23, 2023.

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PPCT Scholarships

Pierre Players Community Theatre offers scholarships for post-secondary education and theater workshops for all ages. Funds to support the scholarships are provided by concession sales during Pierre Players' productions, with the number of scholarships awarded each year dependent on funds available. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are due March 31, 2023. PPCT is now also offering scholarships for theater-related camps and workshops in South Dakota for students wishing to develop their theater skills. This scholarship can be used for Little Players Children's Theatre events or other South Dakota community theater programs. Learn more.

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Purchase 2023 Season Membership

Pierre Players' 2023 season memberships are now available for purchase! The 2023 season begins in January and runs through December 2023. Purchase your season membership before the start of the first show of the season to receive a free ticket to be used during the 2023 season. A season membership also makes a great gift for family and friends!

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